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Grown At High Altitudes, Bolivia's Wines Are Rising Stars

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 11:23

There's not a ton of room to grow grapes in Bolivia; many of its vineyards are located in mile-high mountain valleys and foothills. The country's wine output may be small, but it's winning big awards.

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Exclusive: Turf War Blocked CFPB From Helping Fix Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 10:52

The Trump administration blocked the nation's top consumer protection agency from digging into problems with a program designed to help police, firefighters and other public service workers.

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Your Guide To The Massive (And Massively Complex) Opioid Litigation

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 09:05

The largest-ever federal action related to the U.S. opioid crisis is on the cusp of its first trial next week — and it's complicated. So here's a brief(ish) explainer breaking it all down.

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Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. Among 16 Nominees For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 08:09

Other first-time nominees include Dave Matthews Band, Soundgarden and The Doobie Brothers.

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Japan Draws On Emergency Fund To Pay For Aftermath Of Typhoon

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 05:14

The government says the death toll from Typhoon Hagibis, which struck over the weekend, was at least 53. It brought record rainfall to parts of the country and forced tens of thousands into shelters.

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'Queer Gym' Empowers LGBTQ+ Clients, Both Physically And Mentally

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 05:01

A Massachusetts pop-up gym aims to strengthen the bodies and spirits of LGBTQ+ clients, who haven't always been made to feel comfortable in other workout spaces.

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How Julie Andrews Made Herself At 'Home' In Hollywood

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 05:01

In a new memoir, the actress writes about the films and creative collaborations — like Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music — that marked the height of her fame.

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Everything You Need To Know About Tuesday's Democratic Debate

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 05:00

Twelve candidates will take the stage at 8 p.m. ET. Here is what to expect and how you can follow along.

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U.S. Imposes Sanctions On Turkey For Invasion Of Syria

Tue, 10/15/2019 - 04:43

The announcement from the White House comes little more than a week after President Trump appeared to acquiesce to Ankara's decision to target U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters in Northern Syria.

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Harold Bloom, A Rare Best-Selling Literary Critic, Dies At 89

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 23:27

Over a redoubtable career, Bloom wrote scores of books, edited many more and irritated innumerable intellectuals. He died Monday in New Haven, Conn.

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Former Fort Worth Officer Charged With Murder In Fatal Shooting Of Woman In Her Home

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 20:56

Aaron Dean fired through the window of Atatiana Jefferson's home and killed her after responding to a call that a neighbor placed about an open front door, authorities say.

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Overturned Cargo Ship In Georgia Stuck On Side, Leaking Fuel

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 15:54

A 400-person, 70-vessel recovery effort is working to minimize the potential environmental damage from a capsized cargo ship off the Georgia coast.

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Trump Is Trying Hard To Thwart Obamacare. How's That Going?

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 15:54

Though polls show Affordable Care Act protections remain popular in the U.S., President Trump still threatens to drastically change the law if he can't repeal it. Here are five changes he's made.

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High School Vape Culture Can Be Almost As Hard To Shake As Addiction, Teens Say

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 15:54

One in 4 high school seniors say they have vaped in the past month. And for heavy users, scary headlines about serious illness and death are no match for nicotine addiction and peer pressure.

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Ecuador Reaches Fuel Subsidy Deal To End Violent Protests

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 15:38

The President of Ecuador has reversed his decision to repeal a decades-old fuel subsidy after gas prices spiked and widespread protests raged for nearly two weeks.

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Biden Takes On Trump With A Sweeping Ethics Plan, Amid Push Back Over Ukraine

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 13:14

Joe Biden is taking aim at President Trump over ethics, as the president continues attacks on the candidate and his son. Hunter Biden is now pledging to curtail his overseas business dealings.

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White House Distances Itself From Violent Fake Video Targeting Media And Critics

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:29

A disturbing video depicting President Trump shooting and stabbing political opponents and media outlets was played at a conference held by a pro-Trump group at his Miami resort last week.

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Roy, Oh Roy: That 'Succession' Finale Was A Trip

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 11:26

In the second season finale of HBO's Succession, the Roys regroup after their difficult congressional hearings. It turns out the family that yachts together ties itself into knots together.

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After U.S. Withdrawal, Kurds Turn To Syrian Regime For Help

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 10:44

Kurdish forces in northern Syria relied on American troops to help them maintain control of the region. Now, they are aligning themselves with Syrian forces that are backed by Russia.

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Why Are Midwives And Nurses Slapping And Yelling At Mothers During Childbirth?

Mon, 10/14/2019 - 10:40

Physical and verbal abuse are a shockingly common experience for mothers, a new study in The Lancet reports.

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